PacketFence integrated with Anyfi's Software-Defined Wireless Networking Gateway
October 27, 2014

Malmö, Sweden and Montreal, Canada - October 27, 2014 - Anyfi Networks and Inverse today announced that they have successfully interoperability tested Anyfi’s Software-Defined Wireless Networking (SWDN) Gateway with PacketFence.

PacketFence is a fully supported, free and Open Source network access control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set including a captive-portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, powerful guest management options, 802.1X support and layer-2 isolation of problematic devices, it can be used to effectively secure small networks to very large heterogeneous networks.

The Gateway is part of Anyfi’s suite of SDN-based carrier Wi-Fi products enabling service providers and enterprises to build and manage large scale Wi-Fi networks with unprecedented security, flexibility and economies of scale. The Gateway, running as a virtual machine or on bare metal x86 hardware in a corporate data center or service provider core, terminates Wi-Fi over IP tunnels coming in from ultra thin access points. Access points can be from multiple vendors, installed anywhere there is Internet access, or even carried around as a 3G hotspot.

While the Anyfi Gateway represents an entirely new class of product to interoperate with PacketFence, it connects on the same interfaces as a classic WLAN controller: RADIUS for AAA and Ethernet for payload data.

"It was a pleasure working with Anyfi on this integration, and from our perspective it was very similar to what we’ve previously done with WLAN controllers from Aruba, Meru, Extricom and Ruckus, commented Ludovic Marcotte, CEO of Inverse."

The combined solution is compatible with any access point integrating Anyfi.net software. This software is already available on request from many leading residential gateway vendors and Anyfi is working with partners to make it a standard component in Wi-Fi routers and APs. For the impatient there’s CarrierWrt, a third party firmware for many popular Wi-Fi routers that comes with Anyfi.net software pre-integrated.

About Anyfi Networks

Anyfi Networks is the company behind the Software Defined Wireless Networking (SDWN) architecture and the Wi-Fi mobility platform Anyfi.net. Founded in 2009, it is leading the way in carrier-grade Wi-Fi services with a seamless and secure user experience.

For more information please visit www.anyfinetworks.com or contact sales(at)anyfinetworks.com;).

About Inverse/PacketFence

PacketFence is a fully supported, free and open source network access control (NAC) system. It can be used to effectively secure wired and wireless networks – from small to very large heterogeneous networks. The leader behind the PacketFence solution, Inverse provides integration and support services for PacketFence and has deployed the solution in numerous production environments where thousands of users are involved. Since 2003, Inverse has been the leader in Quebec for Open Source software development and deployments.

For more information, please visit http://inverse.ca and http://www.packetfence.org.

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